I came to Japan four years ago, honestly wondering if I would be able to make it through an entire year of living abroad. I ended up loving our prefecture and the people in it so much that I stayed for four crazy good years, but now it is well time I return to California, land of no snow.
Every year, I have been so inspired by all the JETs I have met here, each of whom truly brings something different and interesting to our Gifu-ken community. It's been my sincere pleasure being the ALT PA these last two years, and having the opportunity to meet and get to know each of you wonderfully amazing JET participants, whether it was at orientations and conferences or outside. Thank you for everything you have done for the JET Program, English education, and cultural exchange in Gifu.
Most sincerely, good luck with wherever life takes you, keep up the swagger and stay absolutely awesome.
Annnd I'm out.